1 Feb 2012
Martin Spreemann (callsign not known) in Berlin has sent me a picture of his version of Chirpy, the minimal component transceiver for 28MHz CW. I wonder what results people who have made this (rather chirpy) transceiver have obtained? Please let me know if you have built and used one. Remember the design uses a fundamental crystal for 28MHz, not a 3rd overtone. The design should work equally well on 24MHz (slightly less chirp too) and 21MHz, although I suspect broadcast breakthough will start to become more of an issue.